The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Corporal A Kealey


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Corporal Alfred KEALEY, G/2127, 7th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, (gas shell, lethal), 17 Casualty Clearing Station, Flanders France, 25th July 1917,  age 25.

Born Kemsing, Sevenoaks, Kent, enlisted 31st August 1914, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, age 23, height 5ft 9 inches. Formerly gardener.

Son of Alfred and Annie Kealey, of Yaldham Manor, Kemsing, Sevenoaks, Kent.

Postings - Home, 31st August 1914 to 25th July 1915; BEF, 26th July 1915 to 5th October 1916; Home, 6th October 1916 to 22nd May 1917; BEF, 23rd May 1917 to 25th July 1917.

15th January 1916, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal; 15th March 1916, appointed Lance Corporal; 23rd may 1917, Corporal.

Wounded, 5th October 1916, gun shot wound multiple severe (face, shoulder, side), 13 General Hospital; Boulogne, to Hospital Ship, St David, transferred to England; Wharncliffe War Hospital, Sheffield, 6th October 1916 to 1st February 1917, fractured lower jaw, large piece of shell removed.

Buried at  Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, XVI. H. 13., Belgium.

External Link to Roll of Honour - Ightham War Memorial, Kent.


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